Re: Upgrading from Etch to Lenny
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Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 04:28:09PM -0400, Gregory O'Neal wrote:
>> I am new to linux. I have been running Etch for a month or so now on
>> my Gateway Desktop. I am considering moving up to testing. This brings
>> up the question of what is the proper way to accomplish the upgrade?
> May I humbly suggest that you may not have had time to learn enough
> about linux or Debian to run testing? It is, after all, _testing_.
> What problem are you having in stable (Etch)?
I second that opinion. On the other hand it depends what you are after.
If you have time to kill with your computer and want to see what bugs
are like and how to report them and get them fixed, try testing.
If you need your computer for *work*, I strongly recommend that you
stick with stable (for a while), unless there is an important reason. If
the important reason is a single program, try backports or installing
that one package from testing first.
I've been running testing for some hardware reasons for years, it's not
a big deal, but I am saving a few hours each week since etch hit stable.
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